Oh mental health....why must you require such diligence.
I am very prone to anxiety. I can leap to an absolute catastrophe in my head in minutes- ok more like seconds. When I am having anxiety issues I am very irritable. This is good for no one.
My prescription for my meds ran out not that long ago and I thought it is 19 days... I can make it through 19 days. I was so so so very wrong.
Aside from the physical issues associated with suddenly stopping medication I was batshit insane, and this is an insult to bats (sorry). Headaches. Crabby. Over-reactions. Not to mention my dear friend the eating disorder was right there to greet me.
Yesterday, after deciding I could not put myself or my family through another day of crazy mama- and begged for more meds. I promised I would keep my appointment but I needed something to get me through.
Thankfully, my doctor understood. She called back to say the prescriptions had been called in. I did a happy dance and flew to the pharmacy.
Of course- the pharm tech only heard ONE of the prescriptions being called in- there should have been TWO. I almost died. Sweet relief was coming to be snatched away from me. The pharmacy agreed to call my doctor-- lo and behold-- there SHOULD have been two scripts not just one. Got home and took my meds in a few days I should see some improvement.
Moral of the story: Going off meds is a BAD idea. Second: know your meds- your pharmacy may not.